[GRLUG] External drive transfer rates

Michael Mol mikemol at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 15:36:05 EDT 2007

On 10/20/07, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> I run two versions of Linux.  Kubuntu
> 7.04,  and a recent version of Mandriva.
> I recently acquired an external hard drive
> housing, which takes IDE drives,  and has
> a USB 2 interface.
> When I use it I mount it using the command
> mount -t ext3  /dev/X  /disk2
> and then proceed to transfer files.


> Looking around online,  it's clear this is a
> widespread problem.  The only solid lead I've
> seen is to somehow suppress the "sync"
> function,  which does seem to be standard.
> It's clear how to do this using /etc/fstab,  but
> as shown above,  I don't use that for now.
> Does anyone have any tips or suggestions?
> While the transfers are robust,  and in a
> sense everything is working,  the rates are
> almost too slow to be of interest.

How about:

mount -t ext3 -o async  /dev/X  /disk2


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